Category Archives: Rants

Pot Noodles 1958 Vintage

‘Bye bye Love’ and ‘Bird Dog’ by the Everly Brothers, and ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’ from Chuck Berry in the US charts. Jerry Lee was rocking his piano across the States on the Alan Freed tour bill and Elvis was famously … Continue reading

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Tuccu’s My New Ragu

Never have I found a simple story so complex to nail. I fell on a meat sauce for pasta that excited me – effectively a ragú – from Genoa. Roberto Panizza (right), maker of the finest of all Pesto alla Genovese’s, has it on … Continue reading

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A Welter to Come whatever the Weather

Back 36 hours late from Normandy at 04h00 today – my visit extended from L’Orne to Le Sarthe and Les Pays de Loire. I had a pigeonneau hatch from the egg in front of me – probably destined for a Michelin star kitchen. I … Continue reading

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